Off Base Living in Norfolk, Virginia

As a resident of Willoughby Bay, you’ll live right across the bay from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia. So whether you’re looking for on base amenities or exploring the city’s most notable destinations, you’re only moments away from the places that are most important to you. The base commissary is a short drive from our community, and Willoughby Early Childhood Center is less than 1 mile from your new home. On the weekends, treat yourself to fresh seafood and waterfront views at Coach House Bar & Grill, or plan an outing to see the animals at Virginia Zoo.

Willoughby Bay is conveniently located by the bay, just around the corner from I-64. From here, you can take advantage of short drives to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Sentara Healthcare, and Norfolk Public Schools campuses. It’s all within reach when you live in our pet-friendly community.

Experience Our Oceanfront Neighborhood

Explore the shops and boutiques at MacArthur Center Mall and stop for groceries at nearby Harris Teeter and Food Lion. Meet up with other military families at the Merrimack Landing Recreation Center or let the kids run and play at Captain Slade Cutter Park. And that’s only the beginning. With so many shopping destinations, family-friendly attractions, and on base amenities right here in the neighborhood, Willoughby Bay offers ample opportunities for connected and convenient living near Naval Station Norfolk.

A resident eating near Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia

Food & Drinks

  • Oceanview Diner
  • A World of Good
  • Blanca Food + Wine
  • Franco’s By the Bay
  • Maymar Poke & Grill
  • Yendidi Restaurant
  • Coach House Bar & Grill
  • Plate Me Please Seafood & Bistro
  • Razzo
  • Doug’s Hot Dogs
boots Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia

Community & Resources

  • Military Commissary
  • Norfolk Main Navy Exchange
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Sewells Point Branch Medical Clinic
  • Naval Dental Center, Norfolk
  • Willoughby Early Childhood Center
  • Norfolk Public Schools
getting coffee at Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia

Shopping & Entertainment

  • MacArthur Center Mall
  • Southern Shopping Center
  • Ocean View Shopping Center
  • Harris Teeter
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • Virginia Zoo
  • Town Point Park
  • Children’s Museum of Virginia

More Than a Home,
It's a Community

cute lawn and walkway at Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia
eating breakfast at Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia
learning to skate at Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia
a young girl and her cat at Willoughby Bay in Norfolk, Virginia